Development, round II

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Tue Jan 27 11:34:09 1998

On Tue, 27 Jan 1998, Barry Peterson wrote:
> >Well, just off the top of my head, the original IBM PC came with two 5 1/4"
> >floppy drives. That tells me you'd have to be crazy to even attempt using
> >the cassette interface. Either that or have some special purpose
> >application (don't even want to imagine what).
> No, the drives were optional. DOS was sold separately. I've had PC's
> with the cassette connector but never seen anything connect to it.

Only the original 64K motherboards had the cassette connector. IBM
quickly dropped this from the next revision as by this time (1981)
most everyone was using floppies anyway, at least in business
environments. I doubt I or anyone else will ever see an IBM PC without
mass storage of any kind (floppy, hard drive). I've never seen one with
anything less than two full height 5.25" floppies.

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